The tablet is actually named OlivePad VT100 and comes with a 7-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen. The OlivePad at its core will have the 600MHz Qualcomm M7227 processor coupled to a 512MB RAM and a ROM of the same size, which is pretty dismal. However, the good thing is, the memory can be expanded further to 32GB by way of memory cards. The tablet has a 3.5G modem that supports High Speed Uplink Packet Access built into the device making it one of the first 3G tablets in the country. This apart, the other connectivity options include 802.11 b/g WiFi and Bluetooth along with even GPS. Olive Telecom also revealed, the OlivePad will support quad-band GSM support as well tri-band WCDMA features.
Among the other good stuff that the OlivaPad has on offer include a 3MP rear facing auto focusing camera capable of 4x zoom along with a VGA webcam up front. The tablet also incorporates features like compass, G-sensor, ambient light sensor and dual speakers. Coming to the ports, there are the usual USB and the headphone out sockets. The tablets also has all in it to replace a smartphone, capable as it is of making and receiving phone calls as well as send or receive SMS messages though it would be highly odd of someone to hold a 7 inch device up to the ears to make phone calls. Nevertheless, the OlivePad is one of the largest hybrid devices capable of being both a tablet and a phone at the same time. These apart, and like most other tablets, the OlivePad can also be an e-reader as well, allowing users to read e-books off its 7 inch screen. With the OlivePad, one can also surf the Internet over the webkit browser with Flash support. So, this makes a complete package, a tablet that also triples up as an e-reader and a smartphone.
Providing power to the device will be 3240mAh battery though Olive Telecom didn’t reveal how long will that be able to sustain operations of the tablet.
The OlicePad will make its market debut in August when it will be available through the Croma retail stores with a price tag of Rs.20,000 to Rs.25,000, which works out to about US$426 to US$533. The tablet will initially be marketed in India but will also be made available in Central and Eastern Europe along with Russia in future.
The OlivePad also marks another tablet in the country to run the Android OS. The only other tablet announced is the Phi from Infibeam which is touted to run the latest Android 2.2 Froyo.
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